BBC bans use of electronic cigarettes from all of its offices and studios across the country
BBC has enforced blanket ban on use of electronic cigarettes in its offices
Corporation said ban comes after advice from British Medical Association
Follows in footsteps of JCB and Standard Life which has also banned e-cigs
July 15, 2014
By Emma Glanfield
The BBC has banned the use of electronic cigarettes in all of its offices and studios around the country, it has emerged.
The blanket ban came into force this week after months of confusion at the Corporation, according to sources.
It means e-cigarette users now have to go outside to designated smoking areas to use their product – which are seen by some as a healthy alternative to tobacco cigarettes.
Regional managers were previously free to either allow or outlaw the use of ‘vapers’ indoors.
A ban was brought in at BBC North’s Salford Quays headquarters in Manchester, while e-smoking was tolerated at New Broadcasting House in London.
But now Corporation chiefs have confirmed the ban has spread across the BBC.